This Spike Has Been Kicking My Butt Past Few Days

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jake007, Aug 7, 2017.

    1. Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      This spike is obnoxious to say the least, my tinnitus is always loud but this is a bit brutal. I can usually shake it off, but this one is relentless. There's no getting away from it. Absolutely savage sometimes this curse is.
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I sincerely hope for your spike to be over soon...
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      Me to bill, this one sucks bad.
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Sorry about the spike. Do you know what might have triggered it? If it is too intrusive, you may want to mask it. If it is high pitch, try cicadas, heavy rain, waterfall, waves, shower sound, even squeaky faucet sound (that was what I had to use to mask my ultra high pitch T).
       
    5. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Jake,
      Sorry to hear your ear is giving you a hard time .
      Maybe pop in see your doctor to get it checked out and see if can give you something incase a infection is brewing..
      Love glynis
       
    6. slipware
      Bookworm

      slipware Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      I'm just getting my incredible spike down, only total silence helps, not masking. Mine has lasted a week so far, sometimes intolerable, but I'm hoping it will settle to its normal very loud tone, rather than the Very VERY loud both ears and head noise.

      Mind caused by a noisy gathering, and a concert, with ear plugs last Sunday. Mind blowing, isn't it.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      Thanks for the support guys, I have no idea what triggered this thing. It came out of nowhere.
       
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    8. Sean

      Sean Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01-01-2011
      @Jake007 , I hope your T subsides . I also have spike on and off from last two months .
       
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    9. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Once it settles, do you plan to continue attending concerts?
       
    10. newbieT

      newbieT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I went to a concert on sat. first one since T started 4 month ago. the music maxed out my phone meter at 95db. Im sure it was well over 100. It was a 2 day event but i gave away my ticket for the second day. I just couldnt do it even with foam plugs. The 70hz bass pass right through the plugs like nothing even in the back area.

      so far i had a mild increase in T. nothing crazy. This is probably the laat concert i will go to though
       
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    11. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Were you exposed to noises like that of a vacuum cleaner or a motor boat within a week or two of the beginning of this spike?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      No I haven't, the only loud sounds I hear are at work. I've been doing the same stuff I always do and never had a spike like this before.
       
    13. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Have you been wearing earplugs or Peltor muffs at work, @Jake007 ?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      Yeah I wear 33db plugs and the Peltor muffs over that.
       
    15. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Could you take time (a month?) off of work to see whether staying away from the noise at work helps your T? This is tricky, as of course you could naturally get better over time. Another possibility is that the ear protection you have been using is not enough and noise at work is hurting your ears...
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      I wish I could take a month off but I can't. I bought the best of everything I could for protection. I don't know what else I can do? I'm sure my job doesn't help cause it is very loud. It's probably cause of that.
       
    17. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Do you have the store bought foam plugs or customs one's.I work construction and use the foam one and the make my ears hurt and I would spike bad the custom one are molded to your ears and fell better
       
    18. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      I have the foam ones from Menards, they make my ears hurt to. What all machinery and tools do you have to use?
       
    19. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      I lay sewer pipe ,pour concrete laborers work use concrete saws ,hamerdrill work around track how,back how and every other loud tractor out ther or sucks right now I took off a month ago ears started hurting so bad ringing was so loud I could hear it in the shower end up getting hearing aid try them for a while before I go back they do seem to help but cost alot
       
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    20. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Sorry about the spelling did have my glasses and stupid spell check
       
    21. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @slipware Yep! And that's putting it mildly!!! Silence sure IS golden!!!!
       
    22. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      Do the custom plugs make a big difference in the reduction of noise? It really sucks having this shit when you are already established at a loud job. Your job is very loud as well.
       
    23. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Don't bother you ears as bad but mine cost 175
       
    24. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      What do you do for a living
       
    25. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Thinking of you Jake :)

      hope your spike has settled down buddy....
       
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    26. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      About the same on noise reduction but fell better and let some sound in sorry about so many posts dealing with a backing dog and my kids bugging the he'll out of me
       
    27. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Worsened 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Are there ways that you could reduce your exposure at work?
       
    28. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Not really it's construction tractor digs the hole we put the pipe in the ground there is only so much ear protection you can have it's life you deal with it and move on you just have to be smart about it I see so many people doing the same work as I do with no protection at all and it freaks me out I've had this T shit for 36 years now just got worse about 4 years ago
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jake007

      Jake007 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Nebraska
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss for long time, chainsaw, infections
      I got a hearing aid to couple months ago, I don't even wear it anymore because I get this big fullness/ plugged/clogged pressure feeling whenever I take it out. So I only put it in when it gets bad. It has had no effect on this dam spike.
       
    30. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      Yea I'm have bitch of one now to they don't help much when you have a spike hope yours goes away oon
       
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